Sail-World New Zealand: April 28, 2013 - Video of new AC72's first sail... Aussies take ANZAC 18's...Kiwi's win Medals in Hyeres

 
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Sail-World New Zealand: April 28, 2013



The Steinlager ANZAC 18ft skiff series concluded on the Waitemata harbour today, with a win for the top Australian crew, Thurlow Fisher, led by Michael Coxon.

The regatta was a great effort by the 18ft skiff class, underlining the development work done in New Zealand with a 12 boat fleet including three Australian skiffs.

Our thanks to Brad Davies of www.livesaildie.com for providing images of the regatta..

ANZAC 18ft Skiffs - Day 4, April 28, 2013  Brad Davies-LiveSailDie.com©

Next major regatta is the San Francisco International, which wil be staged from the St Francis Yacht Club, adjacent to the America's Cup course. The 18fters will provide a welcome fillup to a program that is lacking in sailing action, with the skiffs racing both on the days when there is an America's Cup race scheduled, after the races for the day. Then the days when there is no America's Cup racing, the 18fters will sail earlier in the afternoon.

A strong contingent from Australia and New Zealand will be travelling to San Francisco - hopefully crews from UK and Europe will also make the trip to San Francisco.

Events Clothing Steinlager ANZAC 18ft Skiffs, Day 3  Brad Davies-LiveSailDie.com©

Staying with the America's Cup is entering a new phase with the launching and first sails of the Defender, Oracle Team USA new AC72. We have images and video of this occasion in thus edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter. The team are now in their suspension period, imposed by the International Jury for breaching the Reconnaisance providions of the Protocol when their spy boat ventured with the 200metre exclusion zone around challneger, Luna Rossa.

Oracle Team USA - First Sail - San Francisco April 25, 2013  Guilain Grenier/Oracle Racing©

The fourth round of the ISAF World Sailing Cup has finished in Hyeres, France. New Zealand performed very well in two classes, winning a Gold and Bronze medals.

In the Womens 49erFX, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech continue their domination of the world fleets in the new Olympic class, winning two of the four World Cup events sailed, finishing second in Palma, Spain in the third round, and then winning the Gold medal again in Hyeres. They did not compete in Round 2, in Miami, USA.

Josh Junior (NZL) - Finn class racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013  Thom Touw ©

Big mover has been Josh Junior in the Mens Finn class. In his first year of serious international competition, the young Wellington sailor has placed third, after placing eighth in his previous world cup regatta at Palma. But all said and done, this was a superb effort from John Junior, and he will look to hold this for as he build up for Rio de Janerio.

New Zealand's medalists from the 2012 Olympics Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, along with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, have elected to sit out much of this international season, and both crews should be in with a good chance of medals in Rio. Add to that the crews above and a couple that are currently just short of the podium,

New Zealand looks very well placed going into the 2016 Olympics, even though many would consider these to be early days. But the simple point is that if you are a new sailor planning an Olympic campign, there is not a lot of point in firing up two years out - you just won't make it.

In this edition we have reports on all the World Cup racing, plus video interviews with the two New Zealand medalists.

Steinlager ANZAC 18ft Skiffs, Day 3  Brad Davies-LiveSailDie.com©

On the Waitemata, today, Karlene Dixon, won the Baltic Lifejackets Nationals Womens Keelboat championship. Dixon sailed on the first Womens Keelboat Nationals and it would seem that her touch has not deserted her.

We have a full report and images in this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter.

And from the picturesque Pcton, Rob Burn very kindly provides coverage of the 2013 Starling class Nationals, which attracted a fleet of over 100 boats, won by Trent Rippey - another in long line of top sailors emanting from Tauranga Yacht Club's excellent junior programs.

Steinlager ANZAC 18ft Skiffs, Day 3  Brad Davies-LiveSailDie.com©
Stay tuned to www.sail-world.com for all the latest sailing news from around New Zealand and the world.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

sailworldnzl@gmail.com

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Oracle Team USA - First Sail - San Francisco April 25, 2013  Guilain Grenier/Oracle Racing©

Beau Geste, Calm 2 and Hooligan bow down into the top mark - TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Round Two  Teri Dodds ©




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Sail-World,
The boat which will be the Defender for the 34th America's Cup, has sailed for the first time in San Francisco, USA. In this video released by Oracle Team USA, Boat 2, which was launched on April 23, is shown foiling on her first day of sailing.... [more]
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Steinlager ANZAC 18fter Trophy: Sunday brings respite from big breezes
Sail-World,
The light airs in the final races of the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC regatta were a welcome respite for the crews after a punishing opening three days. Once again, it was Alex Vallings and his Kiwi crew of Chris Kitchen and Josh McCormack onboard C-Tech and Australian Thurlow Fisher Lawyers setting the pace.... [more]
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2013 Starling Nationals: ANZAC Day and Beyond
Rob Burn,
Rob Burn reports from the final two days of the 2013 Starling Nationals being sailed at Picton: The Gold and Silver Fleets set sail up Picton Harbour at midday, a late start in honour of Anzac Day. The forecast was for light but building Nor' westerlies again, nice and sunny, another great day at the office for New Zealand's Starling Sailors.... [more]
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Karleen Dixon wins the Baltic Lifejackets NZ Women's Keelboats
Mel Benton, RNZYS,
In a fabulous event sailed on the Waitemata Harbour, Karleen Dixon won the Baltic Lifejackets NZ Women's Keelboat National Championship, with a convincing scorecard. Dixon won four first places on Day 1 in blustery conditions and a tougher day with a second, fifth, fourth and a first placings on Sunday.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Double Gold for Australia
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Australian sailors have won two gold medals on the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with Tom Burton claiming a come from behind Laser gold while Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan continued their dominant run to win the 470 men's class.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 26, 2013 - Poms avoid a bath
Collinson FX,
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America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA launches final AC72
John Mangino,
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ISAF World Cup: Gold and Bronze for New Zealand crews
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech from New Zealand have won gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the 49erFX class securing the victory today after six days of racing off the French coast. And Josh Junior has taken his first podium finish at a World Cup Regatta with bronze in the Finn.... [more]
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Team Beau Geste mounts stunning TP52 Southern Cross Cup defence
Lisa Ratcliff,
The internationally crewed Team Beau Geste from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club mounted a stunning defence of their first round result in the TP52 Southern Cross Cup, wrapping up stage two this afternoon on Melbourne's Port Phillip by a whopping 15 points.... [more]
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ANZAC 18ft skiffs: Fresh to frightening on Australia's Day
Sail-World,
Day three was Australia Day at the Steinlager 18 foot skiff ANZAC regatta in Auckland. Michael Coxon and his crew of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers shone in the strong winds, picking up wins in both races today.... [more]
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TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Richards makes a comeback
Lisa Ratcliff,
Eight TP52 crews contesting the second round of their four-part Southern Cross Cup took on an angry Port Phillip today.... [more]
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Sail-World,
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ISAF World Cup: NZ Women lead in 49er FX, Finn's Junior well placed
Jodie Bakewell-White,
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Steinlager ANZAC 18fters: Day 2 - That's what was in the brochure!
Sail-World,
The crews that persevered through tough conditions on day 1 of the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC regatta were richly rewarded today with almost perfect skiff racing conditions. The 18-20 knot south-westerly breezes bought flat water and some incredibly spectacular high-speed down wind sailing, the likes of which only the 18 footers are capable.... [more]
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ISAF World Cup: 49erFX crew edges close to the lead.
Jodie Bakewell-White,
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Starling National Championships, Picton Day 3
Rob Burn,
Less mistakes, more success. Trent Rippey's mantra on Day three of the Starling Class Nationals, Picton. Trent, TYPC, finished his stellar day in Blue flight with two firsts and a second leapfrogging him past George Gautry and into the lead.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sail new AC72 for first time
Sail-World,
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ANZAC 18ft Series: Big breeze plays havoc with Kiwis on Day 1
Sail-World,
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - More day 3 images by Thom Touw
Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team,
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 3 images by Thom Touw
Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team,
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America's Cup: Images and Video from Oracle Team USA AC72 launch
Sail-World,
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Statement from the International Laser Class Association
ILCA,
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ISAF Statement On International Laser Class
ISAF,
ISAF Statement - On 22 March the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) published a statement concerning the Laser Class dispute and proceedings filed by attorneys acting for Bruce Kirby. The legal situation is on-going but ISAF can confirm that: ISAF has been named a co-defendant in the legal proceedings filed in the US District Court.... [more]
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Oracle Team USA launch second AC72
Lisa Ramsperger,
ORACLE TEAM USA officially launched the team's second AC72 today, April 23, from the team base at Pier 80 in San Francisco. Helmsman Jimmy Spithill led the team and audience in a toast after Oracle Chief Marketing Officer Judy Sim broke a bottle of champagne across the bowsprit. The boat was then lowered into the San Francisco Bay before docking out for the first time.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Thom Touw
Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team,
On the second day of competition at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, photographer Thom Touw was out on the water to capture this gallery of images.... [more]
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Sailability Auckland - Waller Cup title to John Toole
Tim Dempsey,
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New Zealand Starling National Championships, Picton.
Rob Burn,
Rob Burn reports on Day 1 and 2 of the New Zealand Starling National Championships, Picton, which started in April 22 Shades of Hitchcock, Dark, dramatic skies, more than a flock of Starlings. A weather forecast that promised breeze this late in the season for the South Island, vital ingredients for a successful 2013 Starling National Championships.... [more]
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